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National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced it has endorsed Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 05/19/17 More »

Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

National Nurses United hailed the decision of House Republican leaders to abandon their fatally flawed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would be far worse – throwing 24 million people off health coverage and driving up costs for millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

Calling the proposed American Health Care Act “a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of our patients and to the health security of our country,” National Nurses United (NNU) today urged all House members to defeat the proposed bill in the upcoming showdown vote Thursday. —National Nurses United, 03/23/17 More »

Nurses: Proposed Budget Latest Attack on the Public Protections and the Most Vulnerable People

Nurses: Proposed Budget Latest Attack on the Public Protections and the Most Vulnerable People

National Nurses United today sharply criticized President Trump’s proposed federal budget as a broad attack on public protections that also targets some of the nation’s most vulnerable people while shifting resources to the least needed areas. —National Nurses United, 03/16/17 More »

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Financial Transaction Tax

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing Wall Street financial transactions. The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144/S. 434) would tax the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. The tax imposed will be 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds, and 0.005 percent on derivatives or other investments. —Rep. Keith Ellison, 02/17/17 More »

Nurses Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Nurses Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

“National Nurses United will oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and called on Democratic members of the Senate to follow the standard set by the Senate majority last year in taking whatever steps they can, including the use of the filibuster, to block the confirmation of Gorsuch. —National Nurses United, 01/31/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate Finance Committee to Scrutinize Tom Price

Nurses Urge Senate Finance Committee to Scrutinize Tom Price

National Nurses United is calling on members of the Senate Finance Committee to press Rep. Tom Price on critical issues affecting public health and safety as the committee holds a hearing on Price’s nomination Tuesday to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. —National Nurses United, 01/23/17 More »

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

With the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions scheduled to open a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, National Nurses United urged both the committee and the full Senate to reject Price, citing his record of opposition to major healthcare services and advocacy of harmful cuts in in key healthcare programs. —National Nurses United, 01/18/17 More »

NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

NNU Nurses’ Petition Granted for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Today, on his last day in office, Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels announced that U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be granting National Nurses United's (NNU) petition for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —National Nurses United, 01/10/17 More »

NNU Nurses to Testify in DC, Call for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

NNU Nurses to Testify in DC, Call for National Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) On Tuesday, January 10, at a public stakeholder meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU)—from states around the country—will demand that OSHA promptly pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. —National Nurses United, 01/09/17 More »

Nurses Top Gallup Poll Again Ranking #1 in Honesty and Ethics

Nurses Top Gallup Poll Again Ranking #1 in Honesty and Ethics

Nurses once again topped the Gallup Poll's annual ranking of how Americans view 22 major professions with 84% of the public rating their honesty and ethical standards as "high" or "very high." Nurses have ranked first for 15 consecutive years and every year except for one in the 18 years that Gallup has surveyed public opinion on what profession is most trusted.
 —National Nurses United, 12/19/16 More »

Nurses Hail Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Praise Unity of First Nations, Veterans, Activists

Nurses Hail Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Praise Unity of First Nations, Veterans, Activists

National Nurses United Sunday congratulated leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and thousands of supporters, including 2,000 veterans assembled over the weekend, for the news that the federal government will deny authorization for the Dakota Access Pipeline to go through tribal lands posing a threat to water sources and sacred sites. —National Nurses United, 12/04/16 More »

Nurses Condemn Attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison

Nurses Condemn Attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison

National Nurses United today re-affirmed its strong support for Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee and condemned the latest round vitriolic attacks on Ellison as “symbolic of McCarthy era politics that should have no place in American politics.” —National Nurses United, 12/02/16 More »

First Broad Post-Election Rally – Thursday, DC

First Broad Post-Election Rally – Thursday, DC

Sen. Bernie Sanders will join with a broad array of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups in Washington DC Thursday, November 17, to promote a people’s agenda and a common commitment to stepping up grassroots mobilizations for economic and social justice and equality as the incoming Trump administration takes office. —National Nurses United, 11/15/16 More »

First Post-Election Broad Action Coming to DC

First Post-Election Broad Action Coming to DC

A major gathering of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups will rally in Washington November 17 to demand Congress reject the fatally flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact whether it is revived in any form in either the lame duck session or the next administration. —National Nurses United, 11/11/16 More »

Nurses to President-Elect Trump: Time to Heal America

Nurses to President-Elect Trump: Time to Heal America

National Nurses United today called on President-Elect Donald Trump to follow up on his calls for national unity by reassuring immigrant families that they do not have to fear deportation, and renouncing some who have used the election outcome as a pretext to threaten minorities or promote hate crimes. —National Nurses United, 11/10/16 More »

Broad Action to Rally, Press Congress November 17 To Reject the Trans Pacific Partnership

Broad Action to Rally, Press Congress November 17 To Reject the Trans Pacific Partnership

In the wake of a national election that activists say demonstrates the ever-greater urgency of grassroots mobilization, a major amalgamation of labor, environmental, healthcare, consumer and other advocacy groups will rally in Washington November 17 to demand the lame duck Congress reject the fatally flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. More »

For 15th Straight Year, NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

For 15th Straight Year, NNU Director RoseAnn DeMoro Named to 100 Most Influential in Healthcare List

Once again, National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro has won recognition as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in the U.S. —National Nurses United, 08/22/16 More »

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United Statement on Latest Plague of Shootings

National Nurses United adds its voice to Americans across the political spectrum who are appalled at the shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. —National Nurses United, 07/12/16 More »

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

NNU Nurse Speaks at Release of New GAO Report on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare

Today, National Nurses United joined members of Congress to speak out at a Washington, DC press conference unveiling findings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s new report on workplace violence prevention in healthcare. —National Nurses United, 04/14/16 More »

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